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A Easy Guide To Gourmet Food

Nov 29, 2007
Most of the connoisseurs of good taste will readily agree the significance of the gourmet food. While the mention of it is quite confusing for some of us, we will try and explain the details in a simplified manner so that it develops a good understanding of this tasty topic.

A Gourmet is someone who has expert knowledge and enjoyment of food and drink. It follows therefore, that it relates to the preparation of high quality food that is at once sophisticated, luxurious, rare and carefully groomed. Gourmet foods are most likely one of the most talked about food items and least understood. There are virtually hundreds of foods that come under this particular category. This list of foods includes meats, drinks, deserts, cheese, fruits and many more. In fact, it is considered to be a delicacy that tastes heavenly.

Those who like it will agree to the fact that gourmet food is as much a treat for the eyes as it is for the palette. While serving it, presentation is meticulously planned and executed so that the senses can be tempted and eating becomes a completely self-absorbing act. Here we have brought to you some delicious examples of foods that qualify as gourmet. These include smoked salmon, foie gras; pate, truffles, mushrooms, condiments, specialty meats, oil; vinegar, cheese, chocolates.

You can find many stores offer a wide selection of top notch caviar, which is considered an essential part of the food type, including Beluga, Sevruga and Ostra caviars and a broad variety of Russian, Iranian and American caviars. Most genuine gourmet food stores meet strict import and quality standards and the goods come with a freshness guarantee. Good quality condiments are essential to a good meal.

Exotic spices and herbs from the European countryside create an exhilarating combination of aroma and taste. Spanish saffron, mustards, cinnamon and cloves, some dill and rosemary will embellish a myriad of appetizing and zesty dressings, seasonings and gravies. In the same way, Italian virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, malt vinegar is great for adding vitality to your salads. Also, olive oil is a more healthy choice when it comes to gourmet cooking.

Most of these are examples and certainly do not justify to the vast variety of gourmet food that is available. In fact, these examples are out of the thousands of varieties you can find around the planet. However, considering these examples will help you get a quick peek at the world of abundance, excesses and unabashed indulgence and provides a clue to how food can be presented so that it appeals to the heart as much as the stomach.

To finish up with the basics, we would also like to inform you that deserts and sweets are another important part, which includes cakes, candies, chocolate and cookies. While looking for it you will easily find a variety of cakes for you to choose from like chocolate, lemon, cheesecakes, sponge cakes and raspberry cakes. You can also find gourmet cookies that can be either plain, decorated by look and is available in variety of flavors. You can create or use your own toppings to make your dessert really a gourmet desert.
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